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Parent Involvement

6 Last-Minute Gifts for Teachers

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Sarah Cornelius

Whether you’re a DIY diva or a fan of the simple store-bought solution, there are plenty of quick ways to show your appreciation for all that your child’s teacher does - even if your're crunched for time!

[Parent Tips] 6 Ways to Keep Your Child Learning Over the Holiday Break

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Sarah Cornelius

The holiday break is right around the corner! Here’s seven simple ideas to sneak in a little learning at home amidst the fun and festivities.

Gifts Every Teacher Will Love - 2017 Edition

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Scott Sterling

Looking for fresh ideas to give to the educators in your life that will brighten the holiday season? Try one of these creative and thoughtful gifts!

[Parent Tips] Help Your Child Understand and Build a Positive Digital Footprint

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Sarah Cornelius

For kids, the permanence of the simple online actions they take on a daily basis can be a difficult concept to grasp. However, helping them understand is key to keeping kids safe online and building good digital citizens. We’ve answered some of the questions parents need to know, plus put together several of our favorite tips to for building a positive digital footprint.

How Parents Can Take a More Active Role in Their Child's Learning - And How it Makes a Difference

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Lindsay Coles

The research is there; those simple “What did you learn at school today?” conversations matter. Let’s take a closer look at three ways staying involved in your child’s education makes a difference, as well as three simple things you can start doing today to take a more active role!

College Entrance Exams: What Parents, Teachers, and School Administrators Can Do to Help Students Succeed

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Sarah Cornelius

The SAT® and ACT® tests can have a significant impact on which colleges or universities accept a student. Here’s what all of the adults in students’ academic lives—including parents, teachers, and school administrators—can do to support success on these important exams.

10 Fast Facts to Help Parents Fill Out the FAFSA

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Sarah Cornelius

Filling out the FAFSA is the first step for most families to getting the dollars needed to make college affordable. Here's 10 fast facts to help you understand the process.

Kindergarten Readiness: How Parents Can Prepare Children for the Academic Basics with Novabods

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Lindsay Coles

For many parents of four- and five-year-olds, there comes a point in the year when preparing for kindergarten becomes top of mind.

7 Tips for Parents to Help Your Child Develop Effective Study Skills

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Elaine Ho

Success in the classroom doesn’t come from any single thing—it’s about the right mix of attitude, habits, and effort. So, as a parent, how can you help you child develop the study skills they need to achieve academic success? Here’s eight tips to get started!

5 Important Questions for Parents to Ask Their Child’s Teachers

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Sarah Cornelius

Here are five important questions to ask your child’s teacher to gain a better understanding of their approach to learning, ensure that you stay in the loop with your child’s progress, and provide the best support possible all year long.

Preparing Your Child for College: 5 Critical Soft Skills for College Readiness

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Sarah Cornelius

"Soft skills" go beyond standard classroom studies; they are college- and career-readiness skills that are interpersonal in nature, which include personal qualities, characteristics, and attitudes. Here are five soft skills that are key to a great college experience.

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